Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Purple mixed media.

Hi everyone, I've been playing with torn cardboard and gesso again!
This time, I sprayed the gessoed card with antique linen distress stain and painted it into the nooks and crannies! I rubbed on some amber metallic paint on the edges, although it's a bit hard to see in the photo.

The flowers were made from a messy infusions experiment!
I was spritzing water and sprinkling on the colour are you cerise then smooshing it on my craft sheet. I added some blue knight and realized I'd gone too far!! Way too much water. I painted on a thin layer of gesso, to tone it down, as you can see from this pic, still didn't look too appealing!

I punched out some flowers, rubbed a tiny bit of magenta inka gold onto the edge of the petals and smoothed it around with a wet brush, Much better!

I'm linking up to  Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge where the theme is sprays,

I've used Poppy stamps meadow leaf and lorelai leaf die, and parts of the Memory Box cherry blossom die.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is celebrating their 8th birthday with a birthday theme! Congratulations!
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At Inkspirational the theme is Spring,

 and at Addicted to Stamps & More it's anything goes.


Stampin Up flower punch; Poppystamps Meadow leaf & Lorelai leaf dies; Memory Box cherry blossom die; Antique linen distress spray stain; gesso; distress inks; amber metallic rub on paint; Paper Artsy infusions; magenta inka gold; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Well your messy play ended up with some gorgeous flowers and the texture you achieved with the card board -- fabulous!

  2. Your shimmery blossoms look wonderful on the distressed background! Awesome card!

  3. Gorgeous, beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Well done salvaging the flowers ... Mxxx

  5. LOVE all the texture and dimension of your beautiful card, Cathy. What a great tip about using gesso to tone down colours. Your flowers turned out beautifully. xx

  6. A beautiful card. Love all the texture and the gorgeous flowers. Great save

  7. Your mixes media flowers look great! I also love the clean layout of this card. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  8. Dimensional, texture-y and so very pretty, Cathy ... the shimmer and shine is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

  9. These flowers ended up beautiful, Cathy! I love the sheen from the Inka Gold! So pretty with the textured cardboard!

  10. sometimes it takes a few steps to get something to look good - your flowers are fantastic - great card
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  11. Love this .... .great texture and fabulous colour. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge xx

  12. What a lovely and beautiful card. The texture and details are great on this card. Thank you for playing along with HLS April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge!


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